The Segovia Tourism Weekend is, in its fourth year, on the way to becoming a tradition with the arrival of autumn, thanks to the success and the good reception it has been receiving from 2016 among the inhabitants of the province. If first it was the residents of the Segovian countryside who demonstrated their good predisposition as hosts, and in the last two years it has been the Segovians of the Land of Pinares and the Sierra in the Pedraza area who are in charge of receiving visitors with different proposals and activities, in this 2019 the region chosen for the development of the fourth Tourism Weekend has been the northeast of Segovia, with the municipality of Riaza in the lead.
This was announced this morning at a press conference the president of the Deputation, Miguel Angel de Vicente, the deputy of Prodestur, Magdalena Rodríguez, and the mayor of Riaza, Benjamín Cerezo, who recalled that this initiative emerged "with the encouragement that the Segovians are also aware of the wide tourism potential that our province has and, above all, that we are able to enjoy it. " "Many times we visit other provinces or countries, we get excited about trips we prepare, and we do not notice that Segovia has many places that have nothing to envy to other places and that we do not know," said Miguel Ángel de Vicente, who far from not encouraging To the Segovians to go sightseeing and discover new cultures, they were encouraged to "also know their own environment; put on the eyes of travelers and travel just seventy kilometers to admire the red, black and yellow villages or climb to the Mirador de Piedras Llanas".
These are, precisely, some of the proposals that the Diputación offers for Saturday 5 of October, as announced by the deputy of Prodestur, in an activity that will begin at 10: 30 hours and which has been put by title 'The color route ', which will take the participants of the Tourism Weekend to Martín Muñoz de Ayllón, Madriguera, Villacorta or El Muyo. In addition, in parallel, the program for the first of the two days of this special weekend for the province It also includes horseback riding through the Sierra, hiking trails along Riofrío de Riaza, visits to the hermitage of the Virgin of Hontanares, exhibitions of jotas and dances or dressage exhibitions and horse jumping. There will also be a lamb stew to eat or the performance of the Riaza band before the return to Segovia, which will take place around 20: 30 hours, as indicated by Magdalena Rodríguez.
With this wide and varied program, in the opinion of Miguel Ángel de Vicente "it will be difficult to choose which proposal to choose, as there will be several at the same time, but this should also be an incentive to visit the region in the near future and be able to do that to what has not given time in this Tourism Weekend ".
With regard to Sunday, nature and sports will focus activities, with the invitation to a new hiking trail through the Hayedo de la Pedrosa or a visit to the La Pinilla ski resort. Again, gastronomy will once again be an essential part of the program and a popular paella for family dining will be added, to whet your appetite, a wine and cheese tasting of the province 'in height' (at 1.800 meters).
As it has been done in previous editions, the Diputación will put, for a price of 10 euros, a series of buses? Which will depart early in the morning from the Plaza de Toros and the Via Roma? available to people interested in moving from the capital. As Magdalena Rodríguez explained, both for these buses and for meals, which have a price of 7 euros each, it will be necessary to book at the Prodestur offices, located on San Francisco Street, or on the 921 466 070 phone.
In addition, and as detailed by the mayor of Riaza, who was delighted to be able to receive in his town Segovians from all parts of the province, throughout the weekend the municipal park of El Rasero will host a fair of handicrafts and gastronomic products in which the Segovia Food brand of the Diputación will be very present, a playground with native games or a proposal for buggy rides and pony rides. With the aim that the involvement in this Segovia Tourism Weekend is maximum, the mayor of Rioja also announced that the restaurants and shops of the town have committed to make discounts on their products to those who present the Prodestur bracelet .
"We hope that there are many Segovians who call the Prodestur office interested in this initiative to reserve a place, "said the president of the Diputación, noting that" it is an area that offers possibilities for all types of tourists and travelers and that Segovians should recommend our friends from abroad when they ask us for advice. "" Yes, it is best to meet her first and check firsthand all she has to offer, "Miguel Ángel de Vicente said.
The deputy of Prodestur summarized the importance of these initiatives ensuring that "proximity tourism is today an opportunity and a fundamental value for our people. A tourism model based on what prioritizes the closest and quality over distance and distance quantity A tourism linked to the values of the territory: local products, landscapes, nature, history and culture A tourism consequence of the productive base of the same territory and that is also admitted and loved by its inhabitants, that they be the ones that mark the limits in terms of the capacity to receive tourists and in the economic weight that the sector will have in the economy of the area. Tourism understood as a possibility of cultural enrichment and model to stop depopulation in the rural environment. "